The Ethics and Society group of the Human Brain Project (HBP) has just published its opinion on “Responsible Dual Use” including recommendations for dealing with dual use concerns in relation to misuse of brain research and new computing technologies.
Scientists working within the Human Brain Project have for the first time uncovered a direct relation between brain cell size and IQ level. As they describe in the journal eLife, larger neurons in the so-called temporal lobe of the brain that generate electrical signals with higher speed are related to faster processing rates and intelligence level as assessed in standard IQ testing.
Representatives from the three most ambitious research projects of the European Union, the FET Flagships – Graphene Flagship, Human Brain Project and Quantum Flagship – reunite at the ICT 2018 Conference (Vienna, 4-6 December).
The ICT 2018 Conference on 4-6 December in Vienna is Europe’s largest ICT event, with a dedicated exhibition and special events on the digital transformation of society and industry. For the first time, all three of the EU’s FET Flagships – Graphene Flagship, Human Brain Project and Quantum Flagship – will be featured in the same place at once. Several media events and three neighboring exhibition booths with interactive demos invite to discover Europe’s Flagship Fleet.
A recently published paper on the neuroscience of drug addiction raises ethical and policy issues arising out of addiction. The paper concludes social and economic circumstances contribute towards the propensity of individuals to become addicted.
Data obtained within HBP’s brain atlas work has contributed to the discovery of a "short distance" brain connectivity deficit that is associated with a lack of social interaction and empathy.
“The Neurorobotics Platform will help us to connect our brain model of the peripersonal space to the humanoid body”
"Getting to know our new collaborators personally definitely helped us to establish working cooperation”, Zdenek Straka, an early career researcher of the RobotBodySchema project, explained to FECYT, coordinator of the SCOPE project.